For good reason, many people are down on Villaraigosa and his bid to be Los Angeles Mayor again. Yes, he is a disappointment, which is to be expected when you put too much hope for change in a politician. (Obama fans, get ready.) Real change rarely comes from the ballot box. Still, I don’t understand the “anyone but Villaraigosa” approach, much less when Walter Moore is presented as somehow an acceptable option, when he is clearly a man on a mission against Mexicans.
Oh wait, I mean, he just hates the language they speak, cuz it’s so Third World-ey. And really, if they can be taught to say “can I take you plate?” they can surely be forced to communicate amongst themselves in a semi-useful but stunted Queen’s Kinda English. At the very least, it’ll reassure real Americans that the help isn’t saying things you already know they are thinking. Yes, they really do think that about you. Yes, even despite that nice tip. Welcome to the other LA!
The LA Times writes Moore up and portrays him as merely against immigration, never mentioning his odd hatred of the Spanish language. (Shouldn’t that be some sort of actual news, something people might want to know?) All I can gather about this “problem” is that Spanish represents an exorbitant cost to taxpayers, since having that complex language being translated into the expensive but proper tongue known as American is almost impossible. Es impossible, y cuesta un chingo! Too bad Mexicans don’t speak Hebrew because then this hatred-of-a-language as a mayoral platform might be considered worthy of commentary, or even a suggestion that it might be just a tad sinister.
And you all thought I was making this anti-spanish stuff up. At least Ramon Ayala’s “chaparra de mi amor” has a cameo!
BTW, I wonder what happened to all those those “maybe-you-just-didn’t-understand-what-was-happening” people, those that are so quick to question us here at LA Eastside about how we see the world, but don’t seem to make their way over to blogs that might deserve just a bit of attention for their lack of vision?
I bet they’re on it.